Arnold Spielberg Who Revolutionised Computing Passed Away
- Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103.
- Spielberg and Charles Propster designed the GE-225 mainframe computer in the late 1950s while working for General Electric. The machine allowed computer scientists at Dartmouth College to develop the programming language BASIC, which would be essential to the rise of personal computers in the 1970s and ’80s.
- Spielberghelped to develop the 1st point-of-sale computerised cash register, it is regarded as his greatest contribution.
- He designed and patented the 1st electronic library system,which was implemented as an interrogation system for data stored on an array of magnetic tapes.